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Construction Manager


Piedmont Habitat for Humanity

Location:  Farmville, VA USA

Job Description

Piedmont Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to eliminate substandard housing conditions through affordable housing homeownership and a repair program.  Do you have a desire to come to work each day and know you are making a lasting impact in the lives of your neighbors?

Would you like to use your skills to know you are an integral part of building homes, community, and HOPE?  Then we invite you to please apply for our Construction Manager position.  Piedmont Habitat for Humanity (PHFH) serves Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Nelson, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties.

The Construction Manager is responsible for the overall construction process of this organization in accordance with the direction, policies, and objectives set by the PHFH Board of Directors and the executive director (ED).


Construction Management

●       Responsible for all aspects of construction management, including planning, scheduling, supplier and product selection and management, subcontractor trades selection and management and coordination of staff and volunteer resources.

●       Create a project estimate, budget and schedule for each house. 

●       Track costs; approve and code invoices according to categories in House Cost Ledger. Maintain House Cost Ledger, House Pricing Calculator, and other records, as required.

●       Work with the executive director and family services director to develop and maintain a construction schedule to ensure house-building goals of the affiliate are met.

●       Advise the executive director and construction committee (CC) on house plans, specifications and cost estimates, cost savings and potential construction problems for approved plans, as needed.

●       Supervise and delegate tasks related to scheduling and training of construction volunteers, including construction site supervisors, ensuring construction safety measures are discussed and followed on each job site and safety signs are posted and required training is satisfactorily completed.

●       Ensure quality of house construction. Ensure adequate resources (i.e. tools, construction trailer) are available and that they are adequately maintained.

●       Maintain all aspects of construction in compliance with all applicable regulations, standards, codes, and HFH Affiliate Operations Manual.. Secure building and environmental permits and CO.

●       Order and purchase construction materials and tools, as required, and maintain appropriate records.

●       Hire subcontractors in consultation with CC and executive director.  Monitor subcontracted work for price and quality.

●       Obtain license information and certificates of insurance from all subcontractors each year.

●       Coordinate inspections, subcontractors and flow of construction. 

●       Attend CC meetings.  Immediately notify ED and CC of any circumstances that will alter the construction schedule.

●       Ensure the executive director is fully informed and appropriately engaged in all planning, administrative and programming activities.

●       Perform Builder Warranty walk-through with each partner family.  Complete both Habitat and USDA Builder Warranties (as appropriate) and give to buyer, with copy for office.  Address any warranty complaints and repairs, as needed.

●       Responsible for completing punch list, site grading, seeding, and removal of trash.

●       Keep abreast of best practices, new developments in cost and timesaving techniques in the construction of self-help housing and advise the executive director and CC of new opportunities.

●       Maintain a working knowledge of best practices and significant developments and trends in the field of residential construction.


Volunteer Management

●       Communicate regularly with Volunteer Coordinator regarding build schedules and the scheduling of volunteers.

●       Supervise number of weekly volunteer shifts, adding additional shifts in consultation with the executive director or as needed to meet special build needs.

●       Ensure volunteer waivers are signed and filed in office on a weekly basis.

●       Organize, train and supervise partner families and volunteers in construction tasks, compliance with building codes, ensuring efficiency of time and materials.  Teach tool-use safety, maintain safe working conditions, and obtain adequate tools for jobs to be performed. Encourage maximum participation, positive volunteer experience, help resolve any potential individual participant and group-related problems, and provide information on labor-saving and record-keeping devices.

●        Keep Volunteer Coordinator/ and Director of Family Services apprised of any issues that might arise regarding partner family sweat equity hours.


Complete necessary construction support activities which include:  

o   Provide periodic up-date to ED.

o   Prepare cost estimates and budget for each house.

o   Order materials and schedule contractors.

o   Schedule inspections.

o   Bid out services and materials, as necessary.

o   Approve all building-related invoices. Code accordingly.

o   Maintain records required for the House Pricing Calculator.

o   Volunteer recruitment and coordination.

o   Volunteer waiver management and documentation.

o   Submit monthly board reports to the executive director.

o   Organize and maintain the storage of tools and building supplies.

o   Other duties as assigned by the executive director.


Qualifications and Experience

●       Solid knowledge of residential construction, personnel supervision, and supplier and program management, including supervisory experience with trade contractors.

●       Successful project management experience and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Must be able to evaluate completed construction tasks/stages for their correctness.

●       Solid knowledge of applicable residential building codes.

●       Work as an effective and proactive team player.  Collaboration, networking and relationship-building skills are important.

●       Must be self-starter and able to work independently.  Ability to balance leadership and management roles is required.

●       Ability to identify, evaluate, problem solve and gain direction regarding problem resolution is essential, as is ability to effectively manage conflict.

●       Must make decisions and solve problems independently and effectively.

●       Demonstrated ability to teach building techniques to homeowners and volunteers of all skill levels is required.  Must possess ability to work with people of varying socioeconomic levels and be able to communicate assigned tasks or convey necessary information to staff and volunteers. 

●       Willingness to work weekends and irregular hours, as required. 

●       Must possess a positive, optimistic outlook that fosters an upbeat work environment and contributes to a positive volunteer experience.

●       5 or more years of direct on-site experience with increasing responsibility in an applicable setting.

●       Must pass Criminal Background Check and Sexual Offender Check.

●       Must have a valid Driver's License. 

●       Ideal candidate will possess a Contractor’s License.



●       BA/BS preferred.

●       HS diploma or equivalent required, with significant residential construction supervisory experience.

●        Ability to obtain a residential general contractor’s license.  Minimum of Residential Class C general contractor’s license required; Class A license preferred.

●       Successful candidates will be able to complete the Habitat for Humanity Competent Person Training within the first 30 days of employment.


Physical Requirements

●       Ability to work effectively in both at the construction site and in office environments.

●       Ability to maneuver typical construction site obstacles.

●       Ability to climb, jump, lift, reach, carry a minimum of 50 pounds, as required.


Application Deadline: March 29, 2021

Send Resume, Cover letter and Salary Requirements to:  

Subject line of email should state Construction Mgr.


Piedmont Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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